Thuluth script has two forms in which the Daal can be written. These includes the whole Daal and the connected Daal. As a rule, the Daal does not connect to any words after it. It only connects to letters before it.
Thuluth is the most fluid looking of Arabic calligraphy scripts.
I have learnt that the proportions and rules concerning the writing each particular letter are fairly specific.
Nonetheless, I have found that most letters can be written in several forms.
The form of a letter depends on whether the letter occurs at the beginning, middle or end of a word.
In addition, it can take various forms in it’s particular place in a word.
For instance, a letter can have two or more forms at the beginning of a word (or middle, or end).
Which form is used can be at the calligrapher’s discretion.
The script has some other properties, such as the end of letters that descend may hook upwards.
Pieces of Thuluth calligraphy normally include diacritic marks (short vowels) and ornaments to decorate words.
This affords the script aesthetic versatility that allows for two phrases by different calligraphers to look completely different.
Learn to write in Thuluth script
As I progress through the individual letters of the script, I am publishing posts that hopefully can be of use to you as well.
These posts are “how-to” posts on each letter of the Arabic alphabet in Thuluth script.
I invite you to check them out, to learn from them and feel free to comment.
Baa is the second letter of the Arabic alphabet. Like the Alif, it’s basic shape is relatively simple. However, I found that many of the techniques and skills used to draw the baa are frequently reproduced in other letters. Therefore making the shape
Alif is the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. When I started putting pen to paper, on my journey through Arabic Calligraphy, the natural place to start was at the beginning of the Arabic alphabet: with “Alif”. Below, I relay